Sunday, April 28, 2013

Disable Support Information Using Registry Editor In Windows

7:27 AM

In Windows, for many scenarios we need help and a hardcore guide to perform a new task that seems strange to us. Almost all of us refer to the knowledge base posts on internet to see the pros and cons of the same task about which we’re new to perform. In the similar way, when a software is launched, a support base to help users, is created by the software firm. If you’re using well known software, then you’ll find a support link for them inside the Programs and Features page of your Windows copy. Have a look:

In case the software is too old and the company has ended the support for it, then the support information so provided in the above window may be useless. To prevent users from the confusion, you may want to disable such a useless support information from Windows. In this article, I’ll tell you the way to do, so here we go…

Disable Support Information From Uninstall Or Change A Program Page In Windows

  • 1. Press  + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.
  • 2. Navigate here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  • 3. In the left pane of this location, create a sub-key of key Policies using Right click -> New -> Key. Name it as Uninstall. Now click on the sub-key so created and refer to right pane of resulted location. You now need to create a new DWORD value named NoSupportInfo using Right click -> New -> DWORD. Double click on same DWORD, you’ll got this:
  • 4. In order to disable support information, input the Value data equals to 1. Click OK. Close the Registry Editor. Reboot to see results.
Note: If this tutorial worked for you (and it should work), please leave a comment below. Thanks.

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